Simple present tense je glagolsko vrijeme engleskog jezika, a izražava radnju:
Simple present tense tvori se pomoćnim glagolom „To do“. Taj pomoćni glagol u ovom glagolskom vremenu može imati dva temeljna oblika, a iza pomoćnog glagola uvijek dolazi glavni glagol u infinitivu. Oblici pomoćnog glagola mogu biti:
Upitni oblik engleskog glagolskog vremena simple present tense tvori se tako da samo preokrenemo mjesto zamjenice i pomoćnog glagola. U tom trenutku pomoćni glagol dolazi na prvo mjesto.
Da bismo izrazili niječni oblik engleskog glagolskog vremena simple present tense samo trebamo pomoćnom glagolu dodati nastavak „not“.
Every day is an adverbial expression of frequency:
A: I run.
B: How often?
A: I run every day.
Everyday is used as an adjective.
I have many everyday activities.
Sarah: John, tell me about your day. What time do you wake-up?
John: Well, let’s see. Some days I wake up early. Maybe about 6 o’clock. Yeah, sometimes I wake up at 6 o’clock.
When I get up early, I like to get ready for the day, take a shower and have breakfast. But other days, I don’t like getting up early. Maybe I’ll sleep in until 10:00 or 11:00.
John: Yeah. I like sleeping in late. So sometimes, I wake up at 11:00. On those days, if I know I won’t wake up until 11:00, I’ll take a shower the night before, before I go to bed. How about you, Sarah? When do you usually wake up?
Sarah: Well, I like every day to be the same. So I wake up every day at 8 o’clock.
Sarah: 8:00. And I always do the same thing. First, I make coffee right away. Then I wake up my kids and we have breakfast together at about 8:30.
Sarah: Yes. We usually have something easy like bread and yogurt and fruit.
John: I like to have coffee every morning whether I wake up at 6:00 or at 10:00. I’m still going to have coffee. But I often skip breakfast. Do you always eat breakfast every day?
Sarah: Yes. If I don’t eat breakfast, I’m so hungry. What about lunch? What time do you have lunch?
John: Lunch is the same every day for me. I always eat lunch at 12:30 PM. So whenever I wake up, I do some things and then I always have lunch at 12:30 PM, just half past noon. And I always have a simple lunch. Maybe some soup or spaghetti or a sandwich. Something light, and it’s always at half past noon. What time do you eat lunch?
Sarah: That’s interesting. I have breakfast at the same time every day but lunch is always at a different time.
Sarah: Because I’m busy in the morning. I go out, maybe I go shopping. Sometimes, I clean the house. So I might have lunch at 11 o’clock or 12 o’clock. Sometimes as late as 2:30.
John: Oh, that’s getting late.
Sarah: Yes. But it’s always easy lunch like you. Maybe crackers and cheese or a sandwich or a baked potato.
John: I see.